In the past, the tourney is held nationally, with all participating teams congregating in one location. This year, it’s been split regionally into East, Central and West groups, with a national final scheduled around Easter 2014.
On Friday down in Leesburg, Virginia, six teams kicked off the East group, with the Montreal Impact, D.C. United, Columbus Crew, Toronto FC, New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union U16s doing battle.
Check out photos and scores from Friday after the jump.
The third and final group day of the 2013 ECNL National Finals saw teams officially clinch spots in championship games, with plenty of familiar names advancing — including PDA, Real Colorado, Slammers FC, and many more.
The second day of action at the ECNL National Finals saw top clubs take one step closer to a national crown. With such high stakes, the action was frenetic and intense, as no team wanted to concede an inch.
The ECNL National Finals kicked off on Thursday, with U14 through U17 all tussling for titles at their respective age groups.
The weather might not have cooperated the day before, with rain showers certainly having an impact. But that didn’t deter the talent, who put on a show on day one with several entertaining games.
The first day of action at the Dev. Academy playoffs is in the books, with competition tight for the 32 teams chasing eight spots at Finals Week.
With high quality performances to note in several different games, there was certainly plenty for scouts and college coaches to dissect and analyze after the first round of games.
The final ECNL Event of the regular season wrapped up on Memorial Day, capping off an extremely busy weekend for the teams that made the trip out east. Day three action was just as entertaining and action-packed as the previous two days were.
Take a look at some these photos from an Untitled book of photos, presented to W.R. Wall, esq. With the compliments of the directors of Arsenal F.C. Highbury from the collection of Harry Langton. Even if you are a casual soccer fan, the historic photos are breathtaking.